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Donald R. Korb, OD, FAAO: Clinician Scientist, Colleague, and Teacher

Polse, Kenneth A.*

doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181bae57c
Profiles in Discovery

Discovery often begins with a clinical observation that leads to major biomedical discovery. Therefore, well-trained clinical scientists are an important part of the discovery process. Unfortunately, both medicine and optometry have too few well-trained clinician scientists. However, among the few, Dr. Donald Korb stands out as the quintessential optometric clinical scientist. This profile provides insights into the life, thoughts, and unusually productive professional career of Dr. Korb. Of particular interest for many contact lens clinicians is a discussion with Dr. Korb on how some of his clinical observations led to improved diagnostic and treatment procedures.


School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley,California.

Received May 27, 2009; accepted July 2, 2009.

© 2009 American Academy of Optometry